Bates numbering

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Just as paper is yield­ing to PDF as the pre­ferred for­mat for dis­cov­ery, man­u­ally stamped Bates num­ber­ing is yield­ing to dig­i­tal num­ber­ing.

I pre­fer the con­ve­nience of dig­i­tal Bates num­ber­ing. But I miss the look of the stamp. The blue ink and the dis­tinct font made the num­ber easy to spot on the page, even after being pho­to­copied. Dig­i­tal Bates num­ber­ing is often small, black, and set in Times New Roman or Arial—all of which cam­ou­flages the num­bers.